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WPA brands cash transfer gov’t critics “ignars”; calls on Granger to clarify position

Working People’s Alliance co-leader, Economics Professor, Clive Thomas has labelled as “ignars” those in government who have rebuffed his proposed transfer of 10 percent after-tax oil revenues to households. Professor Thomas has proposed that by 2025 when Guyana’s oil production soars to about 1 million to 2.5 million barrels per day, each household should get US$5,000 every year. Guyana has ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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High tide floods several West Coast Demerara villages

Several villages on the West Coast Demerara were earlier today flooded as a result of a tide that was more than nine feet high. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says “there was no breach of the seawalls. The water has begun to recede”. However, water over-topped the sea defence causing floods at Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina ...

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US jails Guyanese ‘Cash Jet’ pilot for 13 years for cocaine trafficking

Reproduced from Gainesville Sun A Guyanese man, who owned a charter airline and maintenance company based in Gainesville and serving Ocala, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in federal prison for trafficking hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the New Jersey-New York area and laundering more than $10.2 million, federal officials announced. Khamraj Lall, 52, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was ...

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All persons on preliminary voters list must go to GECOM to verify their records

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday said all persons on the preliminary voters list must go to that body to verify their registration records. “During this exercise, every person whose name appear on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the Registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record in ...

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“Essential to ensure free and fair elections” -US, UK, EU

The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union on Friday said they were ready to support Guyana in having free and fair general elections. “It is now essential to ensure free and fair elections which we are pleased to support with elections assistance and monitoring along with other colleagues in the international community,” their top diplomatic envoys said in ...

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Granger says elections possible in March but Parliamentary extension needed

President David Granger on Wednesday announced that general and regional council elections could be held as early as March 2020, but his administration will be seeking an extension of the life of his administration when Parliament reconvenes on October 10, 2019. “I am pleased to announce that, after discussions with Chairman of the Elections Commission and with my Cabinet, the ...

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GRA enforcement officer opens fire on police; no one injured

Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officers late Tuesday night opened fire on a Guyana Police Force vehicular patrol at Perseverance Public Road. The incident occurred at about 10 pm. No one was injured. Investigators told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that three GRA officers were armed each with one Glock pistol and two assault rifles. They alleged ...

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Former GDF reservist arrested for questioning into Kaieteur News grenade attack

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) reservist, who was wanted in connection with a grenade attack outside Kaieteur News several years ago, was arrested Tuesday night, police sources said. The police officer said Shemar Wilson was taken into custody shortly after he deplaned a Surinane Airways flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He was deported from French Guiana, ...

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